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Fingerprinting – New Digital Technology


            The Waltham Police Department has acquired new digital technology to provide digital fingerprint service for the public.  This new inkless system allows people to have their fingerprints captured over a glass monitor and then transferred and printed to standard FBI or Massachusetts State Police fingerprint cards.  The advantage of this inkless system is that the software screens the images for quality and clarity which substantially reduces fingerprints being rejected.  Multiple cards can be printed from the scanned and captured fingerprint images.

         Fingerprints are offered to the public by appointment only.  Call (781) 314-3580 weekdays from 7:30 AM– 12:00 PM to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.  Actual appointments are conducted between 8:00 AM – 2:00PM.  "Call early appointments fill up fast.”      The fee is $10.00 per card for residents and $20.00 per card for non-residents(see below).  Call (781) 314-3580 for an appointment

Please Note:

Finger Printing is done by appointment only.  Appointments are taken the day of only. Due to staffing issues we are not always able to accommodate all requests for finger prints. 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fingerprint Update : as of 09/01/2015

As of September 1st. 2015 Waltham Police Department will only fingerprint Waltham residents, Students of Brandeis University and Bentley University, and anyone who is employed at a Waltham business.   


Waltham resident with valid State ID or Passport and proof of residency;   $10.00


Brandeis and Bentley University student with valid student ID and Valid State ID or Passport: $10.00. (Students check with your campus police/public safety who may offer free finger printing)


Employee of a Waltham business with proof of employment and Valid State ID or Passport (non-Waltham resident) $20.00   (Proof of employment at Waltham business can be a business card, pay stub, or other indication that you work in Waltham).   


Waltham businesses may also hire a police officer (when available) to take fingerprints at your place of employment or at the police department during non-business hours.  Please call Waltham Police Community Services Division to book an appointment. (On site fingerprinting is ink only digital prints can only be done at the police department). 


Waltham Police Dept.

Community Services Div.

(window to the left as you come through the front door)

155 Lexington St

Waltham, Ma 02452